I appreciated the fact that, despite our culture’s pellmell, ongoing embrace of irreligious values, yet the Presidential Inaugural included an Invocation and Benediction, speakers, including the President, referred to Scripture, and they sang “Amazing Grace.”
At the end of the day, I’m glad for—
—the few hours of moving traditions and celebration of worthy ideals on Inauguration Day.
—for a peaceful transfer of power.
—for a day without violent incidents and thus the safety of people in the nation’s and state capitals.
—for a constitutional democratic republic, rule of law, free opportunity and enterprise, and inestimable civil liberties.
Now, is it possible that—
“With malice toward none with charity for all with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation's wounds...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations,” Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865, about one month before he was assassinated.
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